International Development Interest Group (IDIG)

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International Development and Globalisation go hand-in-hand. In today’s constantly globalising world, the demand for International Development Policy and Planning is ever increasing. International Development Interest Group (IDIG) is a Graduate Student Organisation with the aim to cater to the students of Bloustein School and the larger Rutgers community, with interest in Global Policies, Infrastructure Development, Global Health and more.

IDIG functions as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, as well as a platform for collaborative work around various themes and geographies of relevance in planning and policy work in low and middle-income countries.

Meetings and events are hosted every month, that throw light on different aspects of development across the globe. These events also provide an opportunity for extrinsic networking by introducing students with various professionals in the global sphere. IDIG is constantly on a look-out for varied opportunities for students by connecting with existing centers, departments & organisation at Rutgers and partner institutions around the globe.

IDIG membership interests include (but are not exclusive to) the following sectors or themes within International Development Policy-making and Planning: Community Development, Energy, Environmental Vulnerabilities, Financial Mobilization, Fiscal Policy, Healthcare and Hygiene, Housing, International Trade, Labor Management, Water, Sanitation and Waste Management, Political Economy of Development, Post-Conflict Planning, Public Administration, Technology, Tourism, Transportation, and Women’s Studies.

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Coordinating Committee

Jacob Blythe– President
Jiayu (Jiajia) Zhou- Vice President

Affiliated Faculty

Mi Shih
Hal Salzman
Hooshang Amirahmadi


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